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MadDog Mike's Platterful of Pupule-Flower Arrangement?
MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-09-30 6:54 pm   Permalink

Thank you Cy. I don't think Disneyland will come to my door offering me fistfuls of cash but I'm having a good time
Jon, thanks for the warning
Wendy, you always make me smile I have a treasure chest in the pirate ship full of plastic doubloons. But one of these days I want to upgrade that. I had cast some zinc pirate coins years ago and have just this one left. I bought a couple pounds of zinc and have a plan to use my kiln for casting some new ones. Zinc melts at 780 degrees, well within the capabilities of a kiln. If I remember right I did these with sand casting so they don't have much detail, I think I can do better.


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Posted: 2013-09-30 7:30 pm   Permalink

You have you're own Loot Mint? I thought you were bad ass but now it's confirmed

 
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Posted: 2013-10-02 8:00 pm   Permalink



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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-03 08:23 am   Permalink

Wow I'm glad I asked because I don't remember seeing the casts before. Over the top!

hang10tiki good picture I hope he isn't arrested now that it is known.

Hugs, Wendy
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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2013-10-03 7:05 pm   Permalink

Mike,

You're so clever! Love the headhunter sign!!!!


 
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Posted: 2013-10-04 02:37 am   Permalink

That Head Hunter sign is so many kinds of awesome! Love it Mike! That paperclay stuff... does it have to be fired? I was under the impression it was air dry stuff... or maybe I am thinking of some other clay?

Can't wait to see what your fertile imagination comes up with next!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-10-26 09:08 am   Permalink

Thanks guys Just want you to know that I am still alive and kicking. Been burning up my spare time on some non-tiki, non-ceramic projects. A Gala fund-raising dinner, a chili cookoff booth, and a parade float all for the hospital to start with. Working on a secret tiki project that has turned into a long-term challenge, will be done in a few weeks and should be able to post some pictures.

Speaking of "not tiki", I am working on a couple of diyas for a Hindi friend. Ceramic oil lamps that are lit during the upcoming Diwali, the Hindi Festival of Lights. They were both made by laying slabs of clay over Styrofoam forms.


This is a representation of the Sanskrit word "Om", the meditative mantra. About 12 x 12 x 1 1/2 inches with holes for 7 wicks. The diyas get filled with oil and the wicks lit. Wendy you are right about how photos help you see things you have missed. There is a lump on the middle leg of the "3" (left of center) I had missed. Ready for a bisque firing today.



This is the Hindi god Ganesh (Ganesha). About 8 x 8 x 1 inches. The trunk holds the wick, I am worried that the oil won't soak up far enough into the wick to sustain a flame. Still got some cleaning and drying to do, hopefully ready for a bisque firing tomorrow.
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zerostreet
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Posted: 2013-10-26 09:17 am   Permalink

Very cool work Mike! Impressive!

 
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Posted: 2013-10-26 6:13 pm   Permalink

Mike,

Those are completely awesome- love watching you create new pieces, non-tiki included.

Look forward to seeing them glazed (and lit up?)


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2013-10-26 7:50 pm   Permalink

Nice non-Tiki work...looking forward to seeing it done.

 
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Posted: 2013-10-27 11:41 am   Permalink

Hope that Ganesh lights up good, that's a great piece.

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2013-10-27 12:55 pm   Permalink

I can see all the work that went into those pieces. You are so good at this. Yep photos really help. I'm looking forward to your glazing and any other news??? Wendy
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Posted: 2013-10-28 08:47 am   Permalink




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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-10-28 08:48 am   Permalink

Thanks guys but Ganesh go BOOM!


Got a little impatient and I think I put him in the kiln before he was completely dry. Diwali is this Sunday so I'm not sure I can make a new one in time? Maybe if I use paper clay and force it dry in the oven. I will probably test the wick on this one before I start another.
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Posted: 2013-10-29 3:11 pm   Permalink

Dang. It seems that's been going around recently.... (one of mine went boom, too). Looking forward to seeing the other pieces move forward!

 
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